Earlier this week, we posted a story about a woman whose boat caught fire at Seattle Marina — for the second time. The woman said the blaze, which the Seattle Fire Department has ruled as accidental, started after the wake from a passing powerboat caused a pan of hot oil on her stove to spill and catch [...]
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KING TV has a story today about an advertising entrepreneur who has designed and launched a system for floating billboards. And he plans to use them on Lake Union and Lake Washington. Apparently there are no rules preventing someone from using waterways for hawking goods and services. According to the story, the inventor, Darren Bruce [...]
Read Deborah’s story today about the proposed ordinance in Kirkland that would prevent boats from rafting up in Juanita Bay — or getting closer than 25 feet to each other. Apparently, some of the local waterfront property owners are upset by noise from boaters whose summer parties are getting a bit rowdy. The local cops don’t [...]
We recently pulled into Effingham Bay in Barkley Sound, planning to drop a hook in the protected anchorage and wait out an expected blow due to roll in that night. Our friends aboard Bella Star had picked a fine spot in a narrow arm of the bay to drop their hook and we had intended [...]
Deborah’s story yesterday was about the city of Seattle considering new rules that would dramatically impact liveaboards and impose new restrictions on marinas where they stay. It seems like every few years, new regulations are proposed that take aim at liveaboards here in the Northwest. The latest proposal is reportedly based partly on the perception [...]
We wrote a story this week about the large number of mooring buoys that have disappeared from Blake Island recently. Although the cause of the problem isn’t known, it does raise an interesting question — just how safe are public mooring buoys? Tell us what you think in the poll below. Then share why you feel [...]
Three Sheets Northwest is working on a story about how the high price of fuel will affect local boating this year. So we want to find out from you just how high is your threshold for pain at the pump before you change your cruising plans this year. Take a second to answer this week’s Burning [...]